Greyhawk Grognard, ces 30 derniers jours

Blog de Joe Bloch - Amateur de longue date de Greyhawk et rédacteur du fan module "Castle of the Mad Archmage"

lundi 4 septembre 2017

  • Quick Greyhawk 5th Edition Update
    Real quick update on the 5E Greyhawk material. The Greyhawk 576 Players Manual is very far along. Races, classes, backgrounds, feats, spells, and quick descriptions of the Lands of the Flanaess are done. 23 gods out of 70 are completed, 13 are mostly done, and the rest still need to be started. (...)

samedi 26 août 2017

  • Wizards of the Coast Survey
    Hey all! Thought I'd boost the signal on the survey that Wizards of the Coast is running. In and amongst several other things, they ask about which settings folks would like to see 5E material for. I thought that the readers of the Greyhawk Grognard blog might have an opinion on that. Ahem. You (...)

vendredi 11 août 2017

  • Heironeous "the Invincible"
    In yesterday's article about the evolution of how gods and clerics were treated in various editions, I used the Greyhawk deity Heironeous as an example, and promised a 5E treatment of him. And thus today's article. To recap, the various editions waxed and waned with special powers, spells, and (...)

  • Exciting News from Frank Mentzer!
    Press Release: Historic Dungeons & Dragons® Campaign Returns Loxley, Madison WI, August 11 2017 Legendary game designer Frank Mentzer, famed for his worldwide version of the Dungeons & Dragons® game, has teamed with fiction author Ted Fauster to revisit one of the earliest known D&D® (...)

jeudi 10 août 2017

  • Deity Evolution in D&D (and a brilliant idea for 5th edition!)
    Deities have always held a weird sort of spot in D&D. On the one hand, since the veritable beginning of the game, they were pretty much treated like monsters. The Gods, Demigods, and Heroes supplement for the LBB version of the game basically treats them like more powerful demons. Ares is a (...)

mardi 1er août 2017

  • A Tale of Great Customer Service
    About two weeks ago, I noticed something strange about my 5th Edition Player's Handbook. The pages were coming out of the book. That is, the glue that connected them to the spine of the book seemed to be losing its strength, and whole chunks of pages were coming loose. Naturally, this makes the (...)

samedi 29 juillet 2017

  • More on Eclavdra's Motives
    Recently I've been going through some of the motives for the machinations at the heart of the Giants/Drow modules (originally G1-3, D1-3, and Q1, republished as GDQ1-7). A correspondent had asked something about my analysis, and that prompted me to look at the primary sources, and I noticed (...)

vendredi 28 juillet 2017

jeudi 27 juillet 2017

  • The Sundered Empire
    Many moons ago, WotC published a remake of Chainmail, the venerable antecedent of D&D, as a modern miniatures wargame with several factions fighting for control of the panoply of the dead god of war. The setting for the game was called The Sundered Empire, and was deemed canonically to be (...)

samedi 22 juillet 2017

  • Christmas in July sale!
    OneBookShelf is running its annual "Christmas in July" sale, and naturally BRW Games is participating. That means you can get everything in the BRW catalog at deep discounts: Click here to see the whole kit and kaboodle. What's that? You want specifics? Well, roll these around your brain and (...)

lundi 17 juillet 2017

  • Cthulhu Wars: Reviews and How to Play Videos
    Now that the Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 Kickstarter is on its malevolent way (and met its goal within an hour or two of launching!), I thought it might be interesting to show off the game itself, with a few videos from various folks. First, we have a short and sweet "how to play" video from the (...)

  • Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 Kickstarter Now Live
    Hey all! I'll have a bigger CW themed post coming up later today, but I wanted to give a quick notice that the Onslaught 3 Kickstarter just went live. Please head on over there and check it out (especially check out the awesome minis!). __________ Disclosure: I was sent a bag of Cthulhu Wars (...)

samedi 15 juillet 2017

  • Game Industry Interview: Arthur Petersen
    Following up on my interview with Ed Healy, I am pleased to present another behind-the-scenes interview with someone responsible for bringing Cthulhu Wars to life; Arthur Petersen, Project Director for Petersen Games. As the previous interview, I wanted to get some behind-the-curtain sort of (...)

  • Game Industry Interview: Ed Healy
    When Cthulhu Wars from Peterson Games first Kickstarted a few years ago, I was all over it. Not only is it a fun strategy board game in and of itself, but it's got a theme I really enjoy (Lovecraft), and the figures are absolutely amazing (and conveniently work with 25/28mm scale figures - more (...)

vendredi 14 juillet 2017

  • Lolth in "Vault of the Drow"
    Over on the G+ Greyhawk group, William Tiller asked a great question. I was going to answer there, but it got a little long, so I figured I'd post it here. He asked: Why are the PCs going after Lolth? I know why they go after Eclavdra- she is trying to take over the surface world. But as far I (...)

mardi 11 juillet 2017

  • Lovecraft in Greyhawk
    The very early history of Gary Gygax's World of Greyhawk Fantasy Setting had more than a few mentions of H.P. Lovecraft's "Cthulhu Mythos." Michael Falconer put the problem neatly on the (now-defunct) Pied Piper Publishing message boards: Surely some influences [of fantasy literature] are (...)

vendredi 7 juillet 2017

  • Review: Spider-Man Homecoming (spoiler free)
    I just got back from seeing Spider-Man Homecoming. The theater was almost full, and I saw the regular digital version (no 3D, no IMAX). Short version; this is one of the best MCU films to date. It's perfect. The new MCU version of Spider-Man was introduced in last year's Captain America Civil (...)

mardi 4 juillet 2017

mercredi 21 juin 2017

  • The Suel Migration into Zindia
    I've long had an idea in the back of my mind that the Suel might just have played a role in Oerth similar to that which the Aryan tribes played in Indian history. Inspired by this article in The Hindu and this opposing one at Swarajaya, I thought it might be a good opportunity to flesh out the (...)

samedi 17 juin 2017

  • The Egg and I
    Returning to one of my favorite subjects -- the Temple of Elemental Evil, Elder Elemental God, etc. -- I wanted to explore a bit of Greyhawkiana that is at once both obvious on the surface, but pregnant with possibilities once one delves just a little deeper. I speak of the platinum egg that (...)

dimanche 4 juin 2017

  • Artist Needed
    I find myself in need of an artist for a project that's coming up. However, this is not like most of my art requests, which are b&w line art. For this, I need a full face (no background) that's full color, computer generated. I will need several minor iterations of a basic image, to reflect (...)

jeudi 1er juin 2017

  • What makes a megadungeon?
    It's big, but is it mega?There's been a lot of chatter in my own little corner of the OSR web lately about megadungeons, and this is a thing that I both enjoy and encourage. For obvious reasons, I've got quite a few opinions about the megadungeon concept and execution, and I'm not afraid to (...)

lundi 29 mai 2017

  • Now on Facebook!
    A bit of administrivia, if I may. Greyhawk Grognard now has a FaceBook page! If you look to the right you'll see the button that will take you there. Or you can just click here. Remember to "like" the page to get updates! On there you'll find not just announcements of activity here on the blog, (...)

dimanche 28 mai 2017

  • Let's Read: Greyhawk Adventures (Part 10)
    Picking up the pace as we near the end of this long, long journey, the next section up is the Geography of Oerth, and truth to tell this is one of my favorite sections. Here we are treated to a dozen interesting / mysterious / adventure-worthy locations in the Flanaess. These aren't full-blown (...)

mercredi 24 mai 2017

  • RPGNow OSR Extravaganza Sale - 15% off!
    I didn't know it was coming, but I'm glad to be a part of it. Right now all of BRW Games products are 15% off as part of RPGNow's OSR Extravaganza Sale. That includes all our game titles, hard copy as well as pdf! Enjoy!

samedi 20 mai 2017

  • We have winners!
    Well, two out of three winners, anyway. In conjunction with the recent ADD/CotMA pdf sale, three lucky winners were going to get free hard copies of their purchases. All three winners have been contacted through OneBookShelf, but unfortunately I've only heard from two of them! Jonathan M. (...)

  • We have winners!
    Well, two out of three winners, anyway. In conjunction with the recent ADD/CotMA pdf sale, three lucky winners were going to get free hard copies of their purchases. All three winners have been contacted through OneBookShelf, but unfortunately I've only heard from two of them! Jonathan M. (...)

dimanche 14 mai 2017

  • Reminder: Sale ends today!
    Just a reminder that the Adventures Dark and Deep/Castle of the Mad Archmage 20% off pdf sale ends today. Plus, two lucky winners will get a free upgrade to softcover versions, and one grand prize winner will get a hardcover version of their purchase. Details here. Good (...)

dimanche 7 mai 2017

  • BRW Games PDF Sale and Drawing!!
    Hey-o! As we head slowly into the summer months, I thought I'd do an impromptu sale, with a contest to boot! From Saturday May 6, 2017 through Sunday May 14, 2017, all print-possible pdf titles will be 20% off. In addition, anyone purchasing a pdf version of a title (that has a print version) (...)

dimanche 30 avril 2017

  • Slügs in the Castle of the Mad Archmage
    So I downloaded James Raggi's latest dealybob over at RPGNow, which is a pay-what-you-want version of his Free RPG Day offering. It's called Slügs! and it's just what it says on the tin; a mini-supplement with a bunch of variant giant slugs in it. First of all, buy it. Buy it now. It's great, (...)

mercredi 12 avril 2017

  • Deal of the Day is Up!
    Now's your chance, fans of post-apocalyptic gaming. Project Oasis is 50% off at RPGNow and DriveThruRPG for the next 24 hours. Grab it while the grabbing is good! You can purchase Project Oasis here

  • Let's Read: Greyhawk Adventures (Part 9)
    Ehlonna's tits! Am I still doing this series? Yes. Yes I am. Even though the last installment was a shade under two years ago. (Sorry!) My work on 5E Greyhawk has given me renewed incentive to look through the sources for material, and Greyhawk Adventures is one of them. This time out we look (...)

mardi 11 avril 2017

  • Project Oasis 50% off tomorrow!
    Hey all! Just a quick note that Project Oasis, my post-apocalyptic RPG setting, will be tomorrow's Deal of the Day at RPGNow and DriveThruRPG, for 50% off the normal price. One Day Only! Project Oasis is a gonzo PA setting that draws inspiration from the post-apocalyptic aesthetic of the 1960's (...)

vendredi 10 mars 2017

  • Greyhawk update/designer's notes
    Hey-o! So back in January I announced that I was working on some 5E Greyhawk products on the off chance that Wizards of the Coast would eventually open up my favorite setting to designers on GM's Guild. No, this isn't some announcement that they have done so. I just want to give a quick update (...)

mardi 7 mars 2017

  • Playtesters Needed - 5E
    OYEZ! OYEZ! I find myself in need of playtesters for some 5th edition D&D material I'm writing up. If you're a DM with an established group, preferably playing in a World of Greyhawk campaign (but that's not necessary, as long as you can use WoG-centric stuff in your campaign), and are (...)

samedi 4 mars 2017

  • All my stuff is 30% off for the GM's Day Sale
    Happy GM's Day! You can get all my books, including my latest, Project Oasis, for 30% off at OBS's GM's Day sale this weekend. Just click here: Enjoy! (Please note that Project Oasis will be on sale today only, so if you want to get it, (...)

samedi 18 février 2017

  • Project Oasis Now Available (updated)
    I'm very pleased to announce that the latest BRW Games title, Project Oasis, is now available at Project Oasis is a gonzo kitchen-sink post-apocalyptic campaign setting. It contains a complete overview of 30th century North America, including new creatures and equipment for both the (...)

mercredi 15 février 2017

  • Attention Mutant Future and Apes Victorious fans!
    I've been working feverishly on a little something for y'all... I know... it's naughty of me to have something in the works and not let anyone know. Well, consider the cat out of the bag. The book is around 36 pages (and it's all written; I'm just polishing obsessively at this point), will (...)

jeudi 2 février 2017

samedi 14 janvier 2017

  • BRW Games Greyhawk Product Announcements (sortakinda)
    Going through the Great Greyhawk Survey really got me thinking about what might happen if my favorite RPG setting* is ever opened up in Wizards of the Coast's Dungeon Masters Guild. Specifically, there's a line in the FAQ that opens up the possibility: Q: Is this going to remain Forgotten (...)

  • BRW Games Greyhawk Product Announcements (sortakinda)
    Going through the Great Greyhawk Survey really got me thinking about what might happen if my favorite RPG setting* is ever opened up in Wizards of the Coast's Dungeon Masters Guild. Specifically, there's a line in the FAQ that opens up the possibility: Q: Is this going to remain Forgotten (...)

jeudi 12 janvier 2017

  • The Great Greyhawk Survey - Results
    First off, thanks to all of the 640 (as of this writing) people who took the time to respond to my little survey. It's great to see folks are still interested in Greyhawk after all these years of, shall we say, not being at the forefront of the official D&D game. Let's dive right in; for (...)

lundi 9 janvier 2017

  • Last Chance - Great Greyhawk Survey
    The response to my Great Greyhawk Survey has been great, and I'm getting ready to post the results here, but I wanted to give everyone a last chance to make their voice heard. Just to reiterate, this is purely for amusement/informational purposes, and doesn't reflect any sort of insider (...)

dimanche 8 janvier 2017

  • Thoughts on Post-Apocalyptic Games
    I just received Goblinoid Games' wonderful Apes Victorious hard copy book today (I am a HUGE Planet of the Apes fan), and having looked through it, I find myself thinking of a post-apocalyptic sort of game that doesn't seem to be very current, although the concept was pretty alive in the (...)

dimanche 25 décembre 2016

mercredi 14 décembre 2016

  • The Great Greyhawk Survey
    I'd like to get a feel for how my fellow Greyhawk aficionados see the potential future of the World of Greyhawk. To that end, I've put together a little survey, and would heartily encourage everyone to let me know your thoughts. Just a few things to preface this... Do not read anything into (...)

mardi 25 octobre 2016

  • RIP Jack Chick
    Rot in the to which you Hell so often condemned others, you hateful rat bastard. HAW HAW!

lundi 17 octobre 2016

  • Darker Paths 4
    I know I usually come out with a new volume in my Darker Paths series of evilish supplements around Halloween. This year there might still be one, but it'll be a tad delayed. Just be patient. After all... Krampus is coming, the kids have been so badHe'll pop them in his basket and then you'll (...)

lundi 26 septembre 2016

  • Who doesn't like ice caverns?
    Photo courtesy Legendary RealmsLegendary Realms has just launched a new Kickstarter for their new line of terrain. This time, the offering is ice, beautifully cast from semi-translucent resin. These pieces are perfect for any sort of ice cavern, arctic dungeon, or glacial rift of a frost giant (...)

dimanche 11 septembre 2016


Oerth Journal 28

dimanche 12 mai 2019

Février 2019 : Parution du numéro 28 du Oerth Journal

Oerth Journal 27

vendredi 20 janvier 2017

Il a mis 5 ans à arriver, mais il est là...

Sur le Web : Canonfire

Greyhawk Reborn !

samedi 21 novembre 2015

Greyhawk Reborn is a new living-style campaign based in the legendary World of Greyhawk using the D&D 5E rules !

Sur le Web : Greyhawk Reborn

Best of Greyhawk # 15

lundi 26 août 2013

Voici le 15e fichier qui compile les meilleurs articles postés sur le forum Greyhawk d’AOL (Juillet - Aout 1996).

Best of Greyhawk #15

Canonfire Chronicles

vendredi 2 août 2013

Un petit frère (un fork amical) à Oerth Journal, vient tout juste d’être publié. Il contient plus de 150 pages, essentiellement d’aventures, rédigées par les amateurs et les spécialistes du monde de Greyhawk.


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